Analysis of Low Frequency and Infrasound at the Shirley Wind Farm
Dr. Bruce Walker; George F. and David M. Hessler; Robert Rand; Dr. Paul Schomer
from Wind Victims Ontario
The purpose was to determine whether infrasound was present in the homes of three families in the footprint of the Shirley Wind project (owned by Duke Energy). These families have reported adverse health effects since the wind turbine utility commenced operation. Two have been forced out of their homes. They report experiencing symptoms of the type associated with wind turbine syndrome. These families are my clients and they offered to act as intervener’s in another Wisconsin case, Highland Wind which is in the application hearing phase. 50 affidavits were filed by them and other residents near the utility describing adverse health effects and home abandonment for the eight turbine Shirley Wind project (click here for video) using Nordex N100 2.5 MW wind turbines.
The graph below shows that wind turbine noise is present outside and inside the residence. The SPL – dB (Sound Pressure Level – decibel) scale on the left hand side of the graph shows low frequency noise levels approaching 80. This is considered a noise level similar to an alarm clock or hair dryer. Read full report and Rick James comments